Papagayo Fishing – ‘Bahamas Boat’

Papagayo Fishing is located in the community of Playas del Coco, 30 minutes from the Liberia International Airport, it has been a fishing community in the Gulf of Papagayo until the arrival of tourism that began in 2000, in addition, it is close to the hotels most popular in the Northwest of Costa Rica Guanacaste.

Captain José Méndez has been a fisherman for more than 25 years, starting out as a commercial fisherman and now in Sport Fishing. He offers full-day and half-day excursions every day of the week. His two sons Greyvin Mendez and Yeremy Mendez also run the boats and are currently the Captains of their boats.

Captain José owns the boat, Bahamas and the boat Dream Fishing and these boats have conventional and light fishing equipment: from stabilizers and Downriggers to a fighting chair, live well, tuna tubes and more.

The Bahamas boat is perfect for inshore fishing roosterfish and bottom fishing, but you can also take it up to 10 miles offshore in search of mahi mahi, yellowfin tuna, and sailfish.

All necessary equipment will be provided, including top professional Shimano tackle, lures and live bait. Snacks, fruits, water, beers and soft drinks are also provided; In addition to lunch available for a full - day trip.

The captain can arrange a boat pick-up from your hotel, sometimes there will be an extra charge for pick you up at your hotel, depending the location that you are staying.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $500
    On this 4-hour charter, you'll be fishing in the area of Papagayo Gulf for inshore for Roosterfish and bottom fishing if you want, also have the chance to go 4 or 6 miles away from inshore, depending the weather conditions, in search a good size MahiMahi.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $700
    On 3/4-day is 6 hour trip, you have 2 more hours than half-day, so, more options to go few miles away from the shore in search Mahi-mahi, also a chance Roosterfish and bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $800
    This 8-hour trip will take you fishing in the Gulf of Papagayo, focusing on Inshore fishing Roosterfish. You will have the chance to catch your own fish with lighter tackle (spinning rod) in front of the boat while the crew is bottom fishing or Roosterfishing. Can go also for some mahi-mahi few miles away from inshore if the weather conditions are good.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Amazing Fishing Trip!!
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Caught fish
72%
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Timothy E.
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Amazing Fishing Trip!!

VERIFIED   3/4 day on March 6, 2024
Three Mahi Mahi!! One beautiful Blue Marlin and an enormous black Marlin!! Great Captain and First Mate worked with kids...
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Tim H.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 12, 2024
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Wonderfull 1/2 day fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 31, 2024
We caught about 8 tuna and the crew was very helpful and did everything to get us some fish. I would recommend this experience...
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Phil W.
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Great day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 28, 2024
Great service! Beautiful day! ... And caught a lot of fish!  What more can you ask?  Would definitely recommend!
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Great time

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 25, 2023
Captain Genaro and his deck hand Jeremy were fantastic. They totally added to our experience. They spoke great english which...
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FAQs about Papagayo Fishing – ‘Bahamas Boat’

Papagayo Fishing – ‘Bahamas Boat’ offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 day (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Papagayo Fishing – ‘Bahamas Boat’, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed, in the console of the boat
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment Available upon request
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box 1 for the catch, 1 for the customers to use

Trips booked with Papagayo Fishing – ‘Bahamas Boat’ include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Sandwiches, cookies, fruit)
  • Drinks (Water, soft drinks)
  • First Mate (Works for tips, usually 20%)
  • Lunch (On full-day trips only)

Papagayo Fishing – ‘Bahamas Boat’ offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Rooster fishing, bottom fishing. Light tackle equ.)
  • Nearshore Fishing (This is not a deep sea fishing boat, it is inshore)

Papagayo Fishing – ‘Bahamas Boat’ offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing (Need to be experienced!)

Top targeted fish species with Papagayo Fishing – ‘Bahamas Boat’ include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Roosterfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Charter Operator

Papagayo Fishing
Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
1 Fishing Report
44 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
We are located in the Gulf of Papagayo, our location is Playas del Coco at only 25 minutes away from Liberia Airport; Daniel Oduber in Guanacaste. We do fishing charters for Full-day, 3/4-day, and half-day, our fishing excursion starts in the morning at 7:30 am; our Captains and mates have vast experience, and different methods in Deep sea and inshore fishing to put you on fish. Our fishing techniques are Troulling for Sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, wahoo and yellowfin tuna; on inshore, we do Rooster fishing, bottom fishing, jigging, bait casting and spinning with light tackle. Also, we do afternoon fishing charters, and can pick you up at your hotel beach starting at 1:00pm, or, earlier if that is possible! You might also bring your own fishing tackle as well!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Boat specs

Mako Rebuilt (Center console) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Rooster fishing, bottom fishing. Light tackle equ.
Nearshore Fishing
This is not a deep sea fishing boat, it is inshore

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Need to be experienced!

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed, in the console of the boat
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Available upon request
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Sandwiches, cookies, fruit
Drinks
Water, soft drinks
First Mate
Works for tips, usually 20%
Lunch
On full-day trips only

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No min. age, 2 child-size life jackets available
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
We release: Roosterfish, sailfish, marlin, cubera.

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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